10 Feb 2018

Contracts Officer P-2


Job Description

Contracts Officer P-2, Mogadishu Country Office, Somalia, Post#105605

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Job Number: 510813 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Somalia
Work Type: Fixed Term Staff

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a Future


How can you make a difference?

Under the general supervision of the Chief Supply and Logistics design and supervise logistics systems and operations at country office level and ensure implementation across the country programme.

Summary of key accountabilities/Responsibilities

Participates in strategic planning and policy formulation in the area of logistics. Assists in the development of the logistics component within the country programme, ensuring that logistics considerations all the way to distribution to project side are included.

Develops and implements logistics planning through coordination with Operations/Programme sections within Mogadishu Somalia. Provides technical advice/supervises logistics arrangements, facilitating efficient clearance, storage and distribution of supplies and equipment to end-users from ports of entry and warehouses.

Maintains contact with Supply Division, Copenhagen, on logistics policies and guidelines. Interprets and advises the country office and Government on logistics best practice, impacting delivery and utilization of UNICEF supplies and equipment. Maintains appropriate links with Copenhagen on trans-national shipments and delivery.

Undertakes field visits to project sites, within zonal offices, sub-offices, implementing partners and counterparts to inventory and monitor supply inputs. Proposes corrective actions to improve logistical procedures.

Evaluate potential logistics service providers (both commercial and non-commercial) and contract or draft agreement accordingly. Design KPIs in order to monitor service provider performance.

Identifies training needs and develops training and capacity building initiatives in logistics management for UNICEF’s staff/consultants and counterparts, designed to improve supply delivery and monitoring.

Represent UNICEF interests within inter-agency logistics activities at national level.

Review the logistics component of country budget proposals for consideration during budget review

Conduct special management reviews and/or follow-up on audit observations to assist in the improvement of office procedures and practices related to logistics.

Design of logistics systems to best support country programme strategy. Ensure that logistics systems are implemented and replicated in a coherent way across the country operation in order to ensure standardisation of format.

Maintain appropriate information flow to all logistics stakeholders and ensure reliability, timeliness and appropriateness of logistics data provided. Present data in a clear and concise manner.

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have

  • Advanced university degree in Business Administration, Management, Engineering or a related technical field preferably in Logistics
  • Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at national and international level in logistics. Varied supply/logistics functional background would be an asset, specialised in the fields of warehousing, stock management, customs processes, transport management and distribution. Background/familiarity with emergency operations is preferred.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are….

View our competency framework here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Opening Date Fri Feb 09 2018 08:00:00 GMT+0200 (South Africa Standard Time) E. Africa Standard Time
Closing Date Thu Feb 22 2018 22:55:00 GMT+0200 (South Africa Standard Time)

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